These easy gingerbread waffles use your favorite pancake mix or waffle mix with a few household ingredients for a breakfast you can whip up in 10 minutes. Use your Belgian waffle maker or waffle iron to make a holiday breakfast of Christmas waffles the family will love in your own kitchen!
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You guys love my recipe for Easy Pumpkin Waffles. Like love it. Every year come fall, it instantly becomes the most popular recipe on my blog. And I don’t blame you! It’s a great recipe, and so fun to make this time of year.
But fall flavors can’t have all the fun: so I whipped up this recipe for Easy Gingerbread Waffles from Mix to let winter in on the action!
If you follow me on Instagram, you know there was a debate as to whether these should be Easy Gingerbread Waffles or Easy Gingerbread Pancakes. Technically, pancakes won… but pancakes are boring. Friends, I’m sorry! If you really want to make pancakes, make this batter and then… make pancakes with it. It’s that easy.
How to Make Gingerbread Waffles from Mix
These Easy Gingerbread Waffles use your favorite waffle mix + a few household ingredients, like molasses and brown sugar. I love to top mine with plenty of whipped cream and cranberries make for a pretty gorgeous garnish.
Combine 2 servings of your favorite pancake/waffle mix with molasses, pumpkin pie spice, dark brown sugar, vanilla, canola oil, and water, then cook in your waffle iron! So easy.
Tips for Making Gingerbread Waffles from Mix
- Try not to over mix the batter. Easier said than done, since you also don’t lumps, but it’ll help you avoid a “gluey” texture.
- Let the batter rest for a few minutes before pouring into your waffle iron.
- Ingredients like molasses and brown sugar make these waffles a little more prone to burning or browning quickly: keep your eye on them!
- These waffles have a lot of flavor on their own, so keep the toppings simple. I love maple syrup and whipped cream.
- To make this mix into pancakes, simply omit the oil.
What You Need to Make Gingerbread Waffles
- I love a flipping waffle iron for evenly cooking the mix! This Black and Decker model is really similar to mine.
- A good waffle/pancake mix. I love Kodiak Cakes with the added protein – it makes indulging feel a little more purposeful! I get my mix from Thrive Market. I also get my maple syrup there.
- Molasses. I’m not sure this ingredient can be considered a pantry staple, but molasses is what gives these waffles (and anything else) that quintessential gingerbread flavor. You can also snag that on Thrive Market!
P.S. Don’t forget to pin this recipe to your favorite holiday board!
Gingerbread Waffles Made with Mix
- Pancake/waffle mix, package instructions for two servings
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 2 tbsp molasses
- 1 tbsp dark brown sugar
- ½ tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp canola oil
- Scant 1 cup water
- Cooking spray
- Desired toppings, syrup, whipped cream, toasted pecans etc.
- Whisk together the mix and pumpkin pie spice.
- Add molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, and canola oil. Add water at about a quarter cup at a time and mix until batter is lumpy and thick. Don’t over mix.
- Spray waffle iron with cooking spray and use according to manufacture instructions.
- Top with desired toppings and enjoy!